First and foremost, you are going to want to make sure that you have the most up to date safety accessories. This starts with a helmet of course – and these are getting more and more durable with the advent of technology so it is well worth upgrading yours every year. You will also need leathers if you want to protect your body in the event of a crash, and you’ll also need a pair of leather motorcycle gloves which will protect your hands against the extreme cold. You’ll need a high visibility vest along with some protective knee and elbow pads. There are many different options when it comes to protective clothing, but make sure you choose wisely – you are far more likely to be involved in a road collision than a car driver is so you are very vulnerable on the road.
There are plenty of gadgets available on the market for enthusiastic bikers. Firstly, a motorcycle alarm will help to keep your pride and joy safe when you are not around to attend it. It is also possible to have an intercom fitted to your helmet as well as to your passenger’s helmet so that you can carry out conversations as you are traveling. If you really like your gadgets then you’ll love the helmet hanger – a device that sits in your pocket which you can get out and use to hang your helmet on wherever you end up.
Side-Cars & Trailers
Motorcycle sidecars have always been popular, especially with men who want to transport their lady around in a little more comfort! There are plenty of different styles and designs on the market, so have a look at all of your options before you decide on a particular one. If you have a lot of things to carry around with you, then look into the possibility of enclosed motorcycle trainers – brilliant for going on long journeys when you need to take more things with you. These are quite easy to come across second hand so keep an eye on local advertising websites and the back of your local paper. Orif you would prefer to buy one new then speak to your local motorcycle dealership.
Getting your motorbike all rigged up with all of the accessories that you need is a very exciting thing to do! Make sure you don’t cut any corners, particularly when it comes to safety gear – as you never know when you may be very glad indeed that you invested in it.